An elec­tion isn’t a ‘takeover’

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The first phrase of the open­ing sen­tence in the Dec. 31 front-page ar­ti­cle “On vow to trim, Trump de­liv­ers” was ir­re­spon­si­ble and po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated. It said, “Nearly a year into his takeover of Wash­ing­ton.” The pres­i­dent did not take over Wash­ing­ton; he was elected to the of­fice based on the law of this land. To sug­gest oth­er­wise is ir­re­spon­si­ble and po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated fake news, no mat­ter on which side of the political dis­course one re­sides.

No won­der the main­stream me­dia is held in such low es­teem. Steve Siegfried, Ev­er­green, Colo.

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